Saturday, June 13, 2009

Street Action

Many who are following #IranElection on Twitter complain that news of student unrest in Tehran isn't being broadcast on major news channels. As some argue, "The revolution will not be televised, It will, be Twitterized." A Facebook group is already devoted to urging supporters to "wear green," and the Twitterati in several American cities are planning to protest results. Many are also trying to verify postings that tell of dramatic takeovers and reprisals from those like @IranRiggedElect and @Gita.

Pictures from Flickr, Photobucket, and other sites are being posted to places like Iran News (or "Iran 101").

NowPublic is trying to keep up with the rapid proliferation of what Sam Gregory has called "witness journalism." These events aren't yet reflected on Gregory's the Hub, and may not be unless the main story becomes police brutality rather than street violence. But social media coverage of demonstrations in Tehran is being curated at Global Voices Online.

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